Terros Health

ACT Employment Specialist - Priest Healthcare Clinic, Tempe, AZ

Job Locations US-AZ-Tempe
Job ID
2021-5302
# of Openings
1
Category
Behavioral Health/Social Work
Program
ACT Team
Weekly Hours
40

Overview

We are a mission-driven, service-orientated industry leader looking for an ACT Employment Specialist.  You will be working on an interdisciplinary Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) clinical team working with individuals diagnosed with a Serious Mental Illness or General Mental Health diagnosis under Court Ordered Treatment. We are seeking a passionate individual to complete the team in our outpatient Healthcare Center in Tempe, AZ.

 

Terros Health is a healthcare organization of caring people, guided by our core values of integrity, compassion and empowerment. We engage people in whole person health through an integrated care delivery system, thus establishing a medical home for our patients.  In caring for the whole person, we focus on overall wellness through physical health, mental health and substance use care.  Our mission is to provide extraordinary care by empowered people through exceptional outcomes.

 

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Recently awarded among Arizona’s Most Admired Companies in 2020 by AZ Big Media

 

Responsibilities

Seeking an ACT Employment Specialist to join our interdisciplinary ACT clinical team working with individuals diagnosed with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or General Mental Health diagnosis under Court Ordered Treatment at our Priest Drive Healthcare Clinic in Tempe, AZ. 

 

Full-Time Employed: 40 hours/week - 4 10's schedule

Location: Priest Drive and Broadway Rd. in Tempe, AZ 

Bilingual in Spanish is a plus (Additional Language Differential Pay Available)

Full Benefits Package, including 401K

Must have very flexible schedule as this team provides treatment 7 days/week, including weekends and holidays

Generous PTO/Sick Time (4+ weeks in year 1)

$2/hour ACT Differential 

 

The ACT Employment Specialist engages members and provides direct treatment, rehabilitative and supportive services in a community setting. Conducts vocational assessment, provides direct job development and placement services in addition to benefits counseling and employment coaching support services to assist to obtain and maintain community-based employment. Works as a team member of a clinical team to assess member needs and wants, participates in the development of individual service plans, acts as a patient advocate and liaisons with families and community agencies. Provides on-call crisis intervention services, as well as weekend and holiday coverage.

 

The ACT Employment Specialist duties include:

  • Facilitates educational and supportive activities including orientation into the work environments, the effect of work and meaningful community activities on benefits programs, job seeking skills, benefits counseling, job clubs, and employment support groups.
  • Works as a team member of a clinical team to assess member needs and wants, participates in the development of individual service plans, acts as a client advocate and liaisons with families and community agencies.
  • Serves as the team’s specialist for employment services by collaborating with other team members in the assessing for and delivery of employment skills training as specified in the individual service plan.
  • Provides on-call crisis intervention services, as well as weekend and holiday coverage.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Health or related field or a combination of experience and education.
  • Three years experience in the delivery of behavioral health services required.
  • A minimum of one year of vocational rehabilitation training or supervised experience as a Rehabilitation or Employment Specialist, or Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor required.
  • Three years working as an employment specialist preferred. 
  • Interpersonal skills which allow for professional and positive relationships with co-workers, members, families, and other community members.
  • Good communication skills, evidenced by a non-judgmental approach, effective listening and positive interactions.
  • Basic understanding of the DSM-V.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, electronic medical record, NextGen preferred.
  • Must have valid Arizona driver’s license, be 22 years of age with minimum 3 years driving experience, and meet requirements of Terros Health’s driving policy
  • Must have a valid Arizona Level 1 Fingerprint Fingerprint Clearance card or be able to apply for one within 7 working days of starting employment

Physical demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

COVID 19 Precautions:

Terros Health remains open for all our patients’ health and wellness needs.  We have put in place many protocols to protect our employees and patients and to create a safe work environment.  Visit our website to learn more: https://www.terroshealth.org/covid-19/

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